07 janvier 2019

A rare greyish-green and opaque buff jade 'toothed' pendant fragment, Neolithic period, Hongshan culture, circa 3500-3000 BC

Lot 1210. A rare greyish-green and opaque buff jade 'toothed' pendant fragment, Neolithic period, Hongshan culture, circa 3500-3000 BC; 3½ in. (8.9 cm.) long. Estimate $15,000 - USD 18,000. Price Realised $43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The thin plaque well carved on both sides with a series of curvilinear grooves and corresponding ridges swooping down to form a lower row of tapering, ridged 'teeth' or 'tusks' and a wide, incurved cusp at one end, two of the grooves curving tightly upward to... [Lire la suite]

11 septembre 2018

A Banshan painted pottery jar, Neolithic period, Yangshao-Majiayao culture, 2600-2300 BCE

Lot 140. A Banshan painted pottery jar, Neolithic period, Yangshao-Majiayao culture, 2600-2300 BCE; 14in (35.6cm) high. Estimate: 2,000-3,000 USD. Sold for US$ 5,250 (€ 4,512). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Potted with a cylindrical neck rising from broad rounded shoulders tapering towards the flat foot, the sides applied with two opposing loop handles, freely painted with crosshatch and sawtooth bands around the neck and large whorls and wave band encircling the shoulder, the lower body unadorned. ... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2018

A celadon jade blade, Neolithic period

Lot 3035. A celadon jade blade, Neolithic period; 39.7 cm, 15 5/8  in. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 HKD. Lot sold 250,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018 of elongated flattened form and pierced with three apertures, the stone of a mottled rich green colour highlighted with russet veins, the fitted box inscribed with three large characters Zhou zhongzhang ('medium jade table from the Zhou dynasty'), followed by excerpts from ancient texts and signed Taozhai. ... [Lire la suite]
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27 mars 2018

An extremely rare and superb jade ceremonial blade, yazhang, Shimao Culture, Shaanxi, Neolithic period

Lot 3020. An extremely rare and superb jade ceremonial blade, yazhang, Shimao Culture, Shaanxi, Neolithic period; 37.5 cm, 14 3/4  in. Estimate 1,600,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 4,320,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018 with an elongated form flaring slightly towards the arched cutting edge with one subtly bevelled side, the opposite end flanked by angular projections and centred with a pierced aperture, each side finely incised with parallel lines, one with an additional incised... [Lire la suite]
17 décembre 2017

A dark green jade 'bi' disc, China, Neolithic period, c. 3rd millennium BC

Lot 143. A dark green jade 'bi' disc, China, Neolithic period, c. 3rd millennium BC. D. 17.5 cm. Estimate 2.000/3.000 €. Lot sold 2.000 €. Courtesy Nagel The disc is smoothly but unevenly carved at the rim and in its thickness. Also, the outer edge is not uniform, but slightly irregular. The mostly gray jade also shows spots of very dark green jade mixed with almost white tones. Traces of age. Provenance: Property from an important private collection, Michael B. Weisbrod Inc., New York, 10... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2017

A rare grey and green jade ritual vessel, cong, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture (ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE)

Lot 1. A rare grey and green jade ritual vessel, cong, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture (ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE). Estimate HK$ 200,000 - 300,000 (€22,000 - 32,000). Sold for HK$ 4,660,000 (€502,452). Photo: Bonhams. Of cylindrical square section, each side divided into five registers, each carved with a stylised mask formed by raised bands and finely incised details, the opaque stone of rich pale grey tone suffused with dark olive-green inclusions. 11.1cm (4 1/4in) high Provenance: The Sze Yuan Tang... [Lire la suite]

02 novembre 2017

Two Antique Jade from the Sze Yuan Tang collection at Bonhams London

Lot 1. A rare and large mottled beige jade blade, yazhang, Neolithic period. 41.6cm (16 3/8in) long. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,400 - 5,700). Sold for £81,250 (€91,670). Photo: Bonhams. Carved as a thin rectangular blade with tapering sides, pierced with two apertures to one end flanked by a pair of notches to the edge, the stone of a mottled and creamy tone, fitted box. (2). Provenance: the Sze Yuan Tang collection, acquired in Hong Kong circa 1980s-1990s. Note: Compare a related brownish-olive... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2017

A yellow and russet jade disc (bi), Neolithic period, 3rd-2nd millennium B.C.

Lot 66. A yellow and russet jade disc (bi), Neolithic period, 3rd-2nd millennium B.C. Diameter 4 3/4  in., 12 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot Sold 6,875 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the circular disc with flat sides, pierced with a central aperture, of a softly polished stone slightly irregular in thickness and mottled with olive-green, ochre, yellow, and russet tones with feathery veining, with a patch of opaque dark brown to the edge. Provenance: Collection of Roman Vishniac... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2017

Two jade dragons, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu and Hongshan Cultures

Lot 7. Two jade dragons, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu and Hongshan Cultures, 4.2cm (1 3/4in) and 3.7cm (1 3/8in) wide (2). Estimate HK$70,000 - 100,000 (US$9,000 - 13,000). Sold for HK$ 475,000 (€54,505). Photo: Bonhams. Each thickly carved in the shape of a circular ring resembling a stylised coiled dragon with the horns, eyes and snout subtly depicted in relief, the larger stone smoothly polished, and of pale green tone suffused with buff inclusions, the other of dark olive-green tone mottled with black... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2017

A rare black jade ritual vessel, cong, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture

Lot 5. A rare black jade ritual vessel, cong, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture; 17.2cm (6 3/4in) high. Estimate HK$400,000 - 600,000 (US$51,000 - 77,000). Sold for HK$ 1,375,000 (€158,018). Photo: Bonhams The thick-walled vessel of slightly tapering square-sectioned tubular form, the sides divided into five registers, each carved with a stylised mask formed by raised bands and incised details, the opaque stone of rich black colour suffused with silvery-white flecks.  ... [Lire la suite]